Learn more about the Alcatraz Island and the escape of June, 1962 from the experts featured in Secrets of the Dead: The Alcatraz Escape.
Film interviewees (in alphabetical order) featured in Secrets of the Dead: The Alcatraz Escape:
Jolene Babyak, author of Breaking The Rock: The Great Escape from Alcatraz. Babyak, who, as the daughter of Arthur Dollison, associate warden of Alcatraz, grew up on Alcatraz and was there the night of the escape.
Fedor Baart, computer simulations specialist, Deltares
Captain Paul Dines, Cimba
Michael Dyke, US Marshal, currently in charge of the case that is still open after five decades. Dyke has been on the case for 13 years.
Olivier Hoes, coastal hydrologist, Delft University of Technology. Hoes created the computer models that mapped what they believe is the route of the escapees.
Eric Humphreys, a boat builder, who currently builds Macy’s holiday window displays. Humphreys recreated the escape boat.
Rolf Hut, water resources engineer, Delft University of Technology
Tom Kendall, coastal geologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Patrick Mahoney, Alcatraz prison guard from 1956 until 1963
John Martini, Alcatraz historian
Steve Metz, rescue swimmer
Secrets of the Dead: The Alcatraz Escape, premieres nationally Tuesday, March 29 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
Designer: Kyle Sweet
Producer: Chie Miyajima